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Muddy Run Branca

Portuguese Water Dog

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“Branca is a beautiful well tempered silver fox wavy. Her parents are Sea Dog De Gifford Maggie Mae and Sea Dog Dread Pirate Roberts. She is a true water dog, loving any collection of water; especially the firepit after a hard rain. You can find her on vacation stealing fish from fisherman's collection buckets along Sanibel Islands beach. Branca lives with her two humans and four other PWDs in southern New Jersey.”

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Place of Birth

Elmer, New Jersey, USA

Current Location

Elmer, New Jersey, USA

From

Elmer, New Jersey, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 3 wags

Registration

AKC: WS57499808

Genetic Breed Result

Muddy Run Branca

Muddy Run Branca

Portuguese Water Dog
100.0% Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog

The Portuguese Water Dog is an intelligent, loyal, and charismatic breed. They love the water just as much as they love being with the family.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

41 lbs

Genetic Age
39 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 1/13/2020 changed name from "Branca" to "Muddy Run Branca"

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Breed Reveal Video

Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Muddy Run Branca’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Health Summary

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Good news!

Muddy Run Branca is not at increased risk for the genetic health conditions that Embark tests.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in Portuguese Water Dogs

GM1 Gangliosidosis

Identified in Portuguese Water Dogs

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Portuguese Water Dogs

Additional Genetic Conditions

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Base Coat Color

Base Coat Color

Dark or Light Fur
E (Extension) Locus
Can have dark fur
Red Pigment Intensity LINKAGE
I (Intensity) Loci
No impact on coat pattern
Brown or Black Pigment
B (Brown) Locus
Black or gray fur and skin
Color Dilution
D (Dilute) Locus
Dark (non-dilute) fur and skin
Coat Color Modifiers

Coat Color Modifiers

Hidden Patterning
K (Dominant Black) Locus
More likely to have a mostly solid black or brown fur coat
Body Pattern
A (Agouti) Locus
No impact on coat pattern
Facial Fur Pattern
E (Extension) Locus
Can have black masking (dark facial fur)
Saddle Tan
No impact on coat pattern
White Spotting
S (White Spotting) Locus
Likely to have large white areas in coat
Merle
M (Merle) Locus
Unlikely to have merle pattern
Harlequin
No impact on coat pattern
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings LINKAGE
Likely furnished (mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows)
Coat Length
Likely long coat
Shedding
Likely light shedding
Coat Texture
Likely wavy coat
Hairlessness (Xolo type) LINKAGE
Very unlikely to be hairless
Hairlessness (Terrier type)
Very unlikely to be hairless
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 LINKAGE
Likely not albino
Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Muzzle Length
Likely medium or long muzzle
Tail Length
Likely normal-length tail
Hind Dew Claws
Unlikely to have hind dew claws
Back Muscling & Bulk (Large Breed)
Likely normal muscling
Eye Color LINKAGE
Less likely to have blue eyes
Body Size

Body Size

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Smaller
Body Size 2
Larger
Body Size 3
Larger
Body Size 4
Larger
Body Size 5
Larger
Performance

Performance

Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance
Appetite LINKAGE
Normal food motivation
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Through Muddy Run Branca’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace her mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that her ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

C1

Haplotype

C36

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C1

Muddy Run Branca’s Haplogroup

Congratulations, C1 is a very exotic female lineage! It is more closely associated with maternal lineages found in wolves, foxes and jackals than with other dog lineages. So it seems dogs in this group have a common male dog ancestor who, many thousands of years ago, mated with a female wolf! This is not a common lineage in any breed, though a good number of German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers are C1. It is also found in breeds as diverse as Peruvian Inca Orchids and Pekingese; it is rarely found amongst Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Siberian Huskies, or Cocker Spaniels. Despite its fascinating origins, it is widely distributed around the globe, and even shows up frequently among Peruvian village dogs. It almost certainly survived at low frequency in Europe for millennia and then was dispersed outside of Europe by colonialism, though not as successfully as some other lineages.

C36

Muddy Run Branca’s Haplotype

Part of the C1 haplogroup, the C36 haplotype occurs most commonly in Karelian Bear Dogs, West Highland White Terriers and Portuguese Water Dogs.

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The C1 maternal line is commonly found in Jackals.

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The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Muddy Run Branca inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

Paternal Haplotype is determined by looking at a dog’s Y-chromosome—but not all dogs have Y-chromosomes!

Why can’t we show Paternal Haplotype results for female dogs?

All dogs have two sex chromosomes. Female dogs have two X-chromosomes (XX) and male dogs have one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome (XY). When having offspring, female (XX) dogs always pass an X-chromosome to their puppy. Male (XY) dogs can pass either an X or a Y-chromosome—if the puppy receives an X-chromosome from its father then it will be a female (XX) puppy and if it receives a Y-chromosome then it will be a male (XY) puppy. As you can see, Y-chromosomes are passed down from a male dog only to its male offspring.

Since Muddy Run Branca is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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